Origin of persecutionMiddle English persecucion from Old French from Classical Latin persecutio
When people are treated badly and harassed because of their religious beliefs, this is an example of religious persecution.
- The act or practice of persecuting on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or beliefs that differ from those of the persecutor.
- The condition of being persecuted.
From Late Latin persecÅ«tio (“chase, pursuit"), from Latin persequor (“follow up, pursue"), from per- (“through") +"Ž sequor (“follow").
- Under the persecution, a large number were killed, and between four and five millions of Protestants left the country.
- The Christians suffered from systematic persecution, and many historians, with a strange lack of historical insight, have poured denunciation upon him for an attitude which was the natural outcome of his convictions.
- He passed the remainder of his life at Wittenberg, braving the perils of war and persecution rather than desert the place dear to him as the home of the Reformation.
- Even the stormy days of the last persecution yielded some considerable writers, such as Methodius in the East and Lactantius in the West.
- Thus, in view of persecution or slander, the Christian church naturally produced literary " Apologies."